>BTW, broadband -- cable, at least -- is actually quite poor for online >gaming because of the latency factor (at least, I think that's the reason >given). You're thinking of satellite-based broadband. It can download very quickly, but the latency is poor. Cable and DSL don't have this problem. Or shouldn't; you may have something set wrong if you can't ping some servers at <50ms. I guess we'll have to just disagree on winmodems. Not long ago I refused to consider them at all - and still wouldn't for gaming - but the price difference is so great and any performance hit unnoticeable on average office machines, that I've been installing them for a couple years now. No complaints, and I honestly can't perceive any hit. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.